Mara Mintzer shows children from the Uni-Hill School the child-friendly map.

Colorado Public Radio: Building child-friendly cities

Jan. 23, 2020

In an interview with Colorado Public Radio, hear Mara Mintzer, director of Growing Up Boulder, speak about the creation of the nation's first "child-friendly city map."

Speaker does a presentation at the Squeezed-Out conference

More than 175 participants attend Squeezed Out conference

Jan. 13, 2020

More than 175 participants attended our 2019 Community Building Colorado-Style Conference, entitled, "Squeezed Out: Challenges of Diversity and Affordability in Colorado Communities," which brought together leaders from neighborhoods, towns, cities and the University of Colorado Boulder. The Oct. 25 conference focused on the challenges that Colorado communities face.

Alec Stolz

Winners of 2019 Urban Solutions Design Award announced

Dec. 6, 2019

Winners have been announced for the Urban Solutions Design Award, sponsored by the American Planning Association (APA) and CU Boulder's Community Engagement, Design and Research Center (CEDaR).

View from back of manufactured housing conference.

Manufactured Housing Summit doubles attendance

Nov. 21, 2019

The third Fall Forum for Manufactured Home Owners, planned by CU Boulder's Community Engagement, Design and Research Center (CEDaR) in partnership with other organizations, doubled its attendance over last year. About 90 people attended " Yes We Can! Engaging with Policies for Positive Change in Colorado’s Manufactured Home Communities ,"...

Bee on a flower.

CEDaR helps plan popular Pollinator Summit

Nov. 15, 2019

About 175 people attended the fourth annual Colorado Pollinator Summit, “Protecting Colorado’s Biodiversity," which was planned by the Community Engagement, Design and Research center and others. The Nov. 1 event featured plenary talks and panels on urban neighborhoods, landscaping for biodiversity and holistic farming in Colorado.

Three photos showing a house engulfed by buildings, tall buildings in a city and the backs of a crowd of people walking in a city.

CEDaR conference tackles challenges of city diversity and affordability

Oct. 22, 2019

Can you afford to purchase a home in Boulder? Most people can't. And many small businesses have been forced out by high rents. So have working families, students, university staff, immigrants and others. Gentrification. It's been happening across the country and especially in Colorado. Affluent people and businesses move in,...

The panel reacts during a funny moment in the Partnering in an Innovative Boulder

MetroLab Summit: City-university partnerships key to addressing climate change

Sept. 19, 2019

CU Boulder researchers and faculty, and the city of Boulder discussed how innovative partnerships between university researchers and cities are critical to mitigating climate change during a panel at the national MetroLab Summit, held at the University of Colorado Boulder campus Thursday.

An environmental design students presents suggestions of possible ways to enhance downtown Longmont’s public areas to attract more people to the city’s central business district and get those people to spend more time there.

CEDaR, city of Boulder, bring national MetroLab Summit to Boulder

Aug. 15, 2019

The city of Boulder and a group from CU Boulder led by the Community Engagement, Design and Research Center (CEDaR), are hosting the MetroLab Summit, a high-profile conference focused on city-university partnerships and urban innovation.

Michael Szuberla and Sara Tabatabaie

CEDaR researchers address Emerald Ash Borer infestation

June 21, 2019

In partnership with the city of Boulder, CEDaR investigators are analyzing residents’ baseline knowledge of the Emerald Ash Borer and proposing ways to address the infestation through environmental education efforts, as well as public-private partnerships.

Louise Chawla and Mara Mintzer at the May 24th awards program in New York.]

Mara Mintzer and Louise Chawla win 2019 EDRA Achievement Award

May 24, 2019

Louise Chawla, CEDaR fellow and professor emerita, Mara Mintzer, Growing Up Boulder program director, and Victoria Derr, authors of "Placemaking with Children and Youth: Participatory Practices for Planning Sustainable Communities," received the 2019 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Achievement Award for their publication at EDRA’s 50th anniversary conference. The book has received endorsements from many of the most respected child/youth environmental researchers, practitioners and advocates.